- DECEMBER Scholastic Book Orders: If you are wanting to place a December book order please do so by Friday, December 9th. I know that's just in a few days, but to guarantee you that you'll have your books by winter break I feel I should get the order in as soon as possible. Books make great gifts!! The link to order is here Scholastic Book Clubs
- Class Wish List: The kids have been pretty vocal about a few things they would like in our classroom. They really want new white board dry erasers!! Our current ones are in really bad shape. They also want more bungee chairs or wobble stools for the classroom. These are both on my wish list posted Mrs Lilleboe's Class Wish List
- Our Holiday Party - Sign Up: Here is the sign up sheet. Please, consider purchasing one or more of these items to help make our party great!! Thanks so much. Holiday Sign Up Sheet
- Wobble Stools: The wobble stools are a hit in the classroom. Thank you to those parents that have already purchased their child a wobble stool. I wish I had one for each student. They all want one! Please, talk to your child about possibly getting him or her a wobble stool. I know they are not cheap, but the stool is your child's stool. Therefore, your child can use the stool in 4th grade and 5th grade. I would recommend the 18" or 20" stool "Active Learning Stool" Click HERE. The other great option is the 18" wobble chair by KORE Click HERE.
- Bluebonnet Book Program - Check out the list of Bluebonnet books HERE.
- Home Access Center: Make sure to start checking Home Access every week! Link to Home Access Center.
- December 6th - Picture Retakes Day! - Get a permission form from the office by Monday!
- December 6th - Science DCA test - Force, Magnetism and Gravity
- December 7th - Math DCA test - Fractions and Division
- December 8th - Student Council Meeting - after school
- December 9th - Friday morning assembly @ 7:40am
- December 9th - Spelling Test
- December 9th - Last day to turn in Coco Gram order forms.
- December 9th - Final day to place book orders for the holidays.
- December 13th - Tentative Reading DCA test - Nonfiction Reading Passage with Questions
- December 15th - 3rd Grade Winter Parties @ 1:30pm
- December 16 - January 3rd - Winter Break
In writing, we continue to research our PBL project and narrow down our focus. We also did a bit of grammer work too, learning about "Verbs".
In reading, we are still in our nonfiction expository unit. This week we focused on the "cause and effect" reading strategy and used a variety of sources (books, articles, online sources) for our PBL research. Next week we will review some reading strategies (main idea and cause/effect), plus learn about Author's Purpose and Context Clues.
In math, the DCA test for fractions will be combined with division. This test is on Wednesday next week. We explored division using equal groups, multiplication, arrays (area model), and number lines to find the number of groups, the number in a group and the total number. Kids can practice their division skills by going to ixl.com. There are 3 areas that focus on division skills (understanding division, division and division fluency). A test review packet will be going home on Monday.
In science, we started is Force, Gravity and Magnetism. This last week we reviewed magnetism. Then, learned more about gravity (doing a parachute activity) and force (doing a experiment called "Sling shot sedans"). The kids have loved this unit because of the fun hands on activities. Your child can review for the test that's on Tuesday by using some of my science links.
In social studies, we have been learning about maps and globes. We had a special guest, Justin's mom, today who taught us how to read a map of London and how to get around using "The Tube" in London.